Archive: March 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008
If Jesus was not literally and bodily raised from the dead - as He said He would be and demonstrated in front of witnesses who just days before had abandoned Him in fear of the mob that called for His crucifixion -- then all humanity is without hope.
By Cal Thomas | March 22, 2008; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (58)
For Christians, resurrection is a highly revolutionary doctrine. Death is the last weapon of the tyrant. The news that the living God is sovereign over death itself is therefore very bad news for tyrants
By Nicholas T. Wright | March 22, 2008; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (31)
I am speaking as someone outside the Christian faith, but it's my belief that Jesus belongs to the world, The promise of resurrection is also universal.
By Deepak Chopra | March 22, 2008; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (32)
To take the resurrection out of Christianity is to gut the Christian faith of much of its hope and promise.
By Michael Otterson | March 22, 2008; 7:56 AM ET | Comments (34)
The Easter Jesus is the Jesus who can command the attention of a world that is not only weary of war, but weary of religion also, especially when it seems to be a cause of war.
By John Shelby Spong | March 21, 2008; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (147)
I am a 75-year-old, white, male, a proud veteran of the Marine Corps., a retired Episcopal clergyman, and I speak as one who loves this country. Oh how I wish the congregation my wife and I attend had a minister like Dr. Wright.
By James Anderson | March 21, 2008; 9:06 AM ET | Comments (11)
We need a deeply respectful, well-articulated, and thoughtful context of the Black Church and Black Liberation theologies that should be highlighted for productive future conversation.
By Gabriel Salguero | March 21, 2008; 8:40 AM ET | Comments (19)
We've all been counseled and supported by people whose views are not our own. We can love them and not their views.
By Sally Quinn | March 21, 2008; 4:59 AM ET | Comments (277)
A group of young college women who could have been worshipping themselves in Cancun or Daytona Beach during this Spring Break season, instead choosing to worship God by cleaning the feet of an elderly woman from New Orleans.
By Eboo Patel | March 20, 2008; 2:27 PM ET | Comments (8)
My advice to Senator Obama would be to flee that church and find one where the Gospel is preached, and anti-Semitic and anti-white doctrines are not propagated.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | March 20, 2008; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (72)
Jeremiah Wright and I are retired clergy in America’s most liberal Christian denomination, and “inflammatory” remarks can be clipped from our archives depending on what the clipper wants to burn up.
By Willis E. Elliott | March 20, 2008; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (32)
What I did not hear in Senator Obama’s remarks, but still needs significant emphasis is a clear statement that religious leaders should avoid partisan entanglements within houses of worship.
By Welton Gaddy | March 20, 2008; 7:03 AM ET | Comments (11)
As a public servant Obama should have distanced himself long ago from views of his pastor that he clearly does not share, but likely never anticipated the current uproar.
By Chester Gillis | March 19, 2008; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (11)
The focus on religion in the presidential elections and in politics in general has gotten out of hand.
By John Esposito | March 19, 2008; 7:36 AM ET | Comments (8)
What made the Philadelphia speech so moving is that it wasn't political in tone but moral and reflective. Obama's integrity is genuine on the face of it. As long as that remains true, people will have no trouble telling Wright and wrong.
By Deepak Chopra | March 18, 2008; 12:18 PM ET | Comments (58)
As a Catholic, I find it strange that some commentators presume that the people listening to a sermon are supposed to agree with everything the preacher says
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | March 18, 2008; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (31)
Maybe we ought to ask people running for elective office if they completely agree with all the individuals they are variously close to--their spouses, siblings, friends, physicians, attorneys, bankers... Gee, we've got the makings of a real inquisition here. What fun.
By Gustav Niebuhr | March 18, 2008; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (11)
I am glad that Barak Obama took a bold stand in support of his pastor and has used the opportunity to raise issues about race relations in our country, issues that are far too often swept under the rug.
By Pamela K. Taylor | March 18, 2008; 8:22 AM ET | Comments (12)
Susan Thistlethwaite | A cornerstone of conservative Christian theology is the providence of the Christian God and supremacy over other gods and religions. That fits McCain.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | March 17, 2008; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (80)
Eboo Patel | Young people want to get involved in the great issues of our time, and post-Katrina New Orleans is one of the best places to do that.
By Eboo Patel | March 16, 2008; 9:59 PM ET | Comments (221)
May Spitzer use his humiliation wisely, to make a new start by the grace of God. As for his world-class hypocrisy it was a pitiful effort at pseudo-atonement, as if one could be forgiven by being especially hard on sinners of one’s own kind.
By Willis E. Elliott | March 16, 2008; 9:42 PM ET | Comments (48)